Zix CEO: We’re Committed to AppRiver’s MSP Partners
Zix, which is acquiring AppRiver for $275 million, will bet heavily on MSPs (managed services providers) as part of its long-term email security growth strategy, according to Zix CEO David Wagner.
Zix Acquiring AppRiver to Bolster Email Security for SMBs
Security Now |
In a move looking to bolster its portfolio of email, compliance and other security tools for small and midsized businesses, Dallas-based Zix has inked a $275-million deal to acquire AppRiver, a provider of cloud-based cybersecurity services.
Dallas’ Zix Corp. Pays $275 Million to Buy Cybersecurity Firm Nearly Twice its Size
Dallas News |
January 14 will go down as a "truly monumental day" in the history of Dallas email security firm Zix Corp., its CEO told investors Tuesday. A day after striking a $275 million deal to buy a Florida company that's roughly twice its size, Zix chief executive David Wagner said the acquisition of AppRiver will dramatically accelerate his firm's growth.
Why Cybersecurity Is the New Priority for CFOs
Cybersecurity is top of mind for nearly every business. What often gets overlooked is that taking action is not what's actually important when it comes to it. Every company hit with a data breach or large-scale attack likely had some security in place. Rather, the important thing is taking cohesive action.
What Could New SEC Rules Mean for Your Cybersecurity Strategy
Cybersecurity and transparency are not new problems. However, the SEC and others are increasingly treating these issues as investor concerns, which is appropriate. After all, cyberattacks and data breaches can lead to falling stock prices, causing investors to also become victims.
Could Your LinkedIn Account Threaten Your Compliance Strategy?
As the president of an email security company that's focused on archiving and compliance needs, I know it’s also critical for companies to understand LinkedIn's potential risks and looming obligations. Ever larger amounts of information are funneling into LinkedIn, and at least some falls under current or forthcoming regulations. Companies should begin managing it as such. Otherwise, something that is widely seen as an asset could unnecessarily become a liability.
Do You Know Your Risk of Cyberattack?
Business email compromise is the bane of small businesses, because these phishing scams target companies with minimal processes, protocols and protections in place -- like those too small to have extensive cybersecurity budgets. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, business email compromise costs more than $675 million in damage in 2017, so the June arrests of 74 cyber criminals in the United States and abroad was a triumph for both large and small companies.
Compliance costs, in competitive context
Banking Strategies |
There’s plenty of room for financial services firms to spend more on data protection and cybersecurity. Looking at the dollars and cents reveals that the expense really represents an investment with a tremendous return. Firms need to understand this because the amount they pump into compliance is about to skyrocket.
How Fake Emails Have Become A Real Threat
Health IT Outcomes |
Today’s impersonation-based attacks are highly sophisticated and extremely convincing. The emails come from what appear to be real people (or companies) you know and trust. The details are stunning, and the messages seem legitimate, largely because hackers have scoured the internet to learn specific details about you, the people in your circle, your job, and so much more. Scraps of personal information gleaned from online company bios, Twitter pages, and LinkedIn profiles are all a hacker really needs in order to spoof you.
Keys to Sound Investment for Financial Compliance Needs
International Banker |
Financial data is highly vulnerable and subject to sweeping data protections as a result. As more business tools become available, the costs rise. Rather than increasing investment in compliance, some companies forgo using new business tools. While that may ease costs and save time, it jeopardizes opportunities to grow the business and opens a competitive edge to other firms in the market. It also leaves the business exposed if employees take risks and work around restrictions. Users might be happier in the short term, but data and compliance are vulnerable in the long term.